Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
I am having one of those weeks where, after a heaving reading weekend, I find myself not even tempted to pick up a book in the evenings. However, since my alternate evening activity is catching up on series 3 of Borgen, I’m not feeling the loss too keenly. And once I’m caught up on my television watching, I have some truly excellent books waiting for me!
Old Filth by Jane Gardam – after my first, excellent encounter with Gardam (A Long Way from Verona, which I will finish reviewing eventually) I could not wait to read more from her.
Gran-Nannie by Noel Streatfeild – Recently reissued as Tea By the Nursery Fire, Hayley reviewed this just a few days ago and has me even more excited to read it.
An Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan – my favourite of Morgan’s Regency novels.
The inter-library load system came up trumps this week. I put both these requests into the system with very little hope that they would be able to find them. But, lo and behold, the books are here in my hands. If my allegiance to the library had ever been in doubt, they’ve clearly got it for life now.
Apricot Sky by Ruby Ferguson – Scott’s inclusion of this on his (fabulous) “Possibly Persephone” list and his description of it as “the best approximation I’ve found of a D.E. Stevenson novel not written by Stevenson herself” made it obvious that I had to read it.
Tales from Greenery Street by Denis Mackail – I finally get to read about Ian and Felicity’s Greenery Street neighbours!
What did you pick up this week?